Meerut: Panchayat issues Taliban-style diktat to women

A Taliban-style diktat to women has been issued by the Panchayat at a Meerut village where women will not be allowed to go out of their houses and work.

Shocking: Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

Jodhpur panchayat slaps Woman fined Rs 16 lakh for seeking annulment of child marriage

Families of eloping couple ostracised by panchayat in Muzaffarnagar

A community panchayat has decided to socially boycott families of a couple who had eloped recently in neighbouring Shamli district, police said on Saturday.

Gujarat: Lovers get humiliating punishment from Panchayat

A shocking punishment was meted out to a young couple by Panchayat after they decided to elope from a village in Gujarat.

Haryana panchayat orders groom's family to pay 75 paise for demanding dowry

In a bizzare incident, a panchayat in Haryana's Fatehabad area has ordered the family of a groom to pay a penalty of paltry 75 paise after the engagement was called off as the dowry demands were reportedly not met.

Village head arrested with firearms, 150 bank passbooks in Bihar

A village head in Bihar's East Champaran district was arrested on Tuesday morning for his alleged involvement in nefarious activities and liquor, firearms and 150 bank passbooks were also seized from him, police said.

No farmer death in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

Bihar panchayat offers victim Rs 31,000 to forget rape

 A panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a woman to pay her Rs 31,000 and asked the victim to forget the incident, police said on Tuesday.

Rajasthan panchayat ordinance: Petitioners to file SLP in SC

With Rajasthan High Court refusing to immediately interfere with a state government ordinance fixing educational qualifications for candidates in Panchayat elections, the petitioners on Thursday said they will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court seeking justice.

Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal
Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Union Sports Ministry is implementing a number of important schemes for promotion of sports in the country by developing rural and urban sports infrastructure, competition events and financial assistance for youth development activities.

WB Ministers contradict over refusal of medals at Jadavpur University convocation

Two ministers of the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on Friday contradicted on refusal of medals by the students of Jadavpur University at its just-concluded Convocation.

Haryana to launch rural scheme on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

With a view to ensure direct participation of youth in rural development, a scheme will be launched in Haryana on January 12 to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Take Rs 50,000 and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl

A panchayat (village body) in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,00 and undergo an abortion, police said on Thursday.

Watch video: Braveheart Rohtak sisters beat molesters with belt inside moving bus
Watch video: Braveheart Rohtak sisters beat molesters with belt inside moving bus

In yet another shameful incident highlighting concerns about women's safety while at the same time in a rare show of courage against eve teasing, two sisters fought three men who were reportedly harassing them onboard a bus in Haryana. The two college-going girls thrashed the men inside a Haryana Roadways Bus as fellow passengers played mute spectators to the episode.

NHRC sends notice to GDA over police inaction in gang-rape case

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad District Authority for police "inaction" in a case of alleged gang-rape of a girl under the influence of village panchayat.

Clean India campaign: Govt to fund to village panchayats

Over 2,47,000 village panchayats in the country will get Rs 20 lakh per annum for 'Clean India' campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

Take Rs 2 lakh and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl

A panchayat in Bihar has ordered a minor rape victim to take Rs 2 lakh and undergo abortion, police said on Wednesday.

Over 50% panchayats in Bihar don`t have banking service

At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail`s pace with over 50 percent panchayats still to be covered by its service.

Minor raped in Jharkhand on panchayat`s diktat

A minor was raped in Jharkhand allegedly on the panchayat`s diktat after her brother was accused of molesting and trying to rape a woman, police said Wednesday.

Irregularities in MGNREGS: FIR against panchayat chief, 6 others

An FIR has lodged against Harikaranpur gram panchayat pradhan and six others in connection with irregularities in implementation of central rural job scheme and misuse of funds.